On This Day

What Happened on September 8, 1968

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

"Funny Girl" biopic film based on life of Fanny Brice premieres, directed by William Wyler, starring Barbra Streisand and Omar Sharif

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Saundra Williams wins 1st Miss Black America pageant

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

US Open Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Arthur Ashe wins first Open era US title; beats Dutchman Tom Okker 14-12, 5-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe